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Emergency school closures

Schools are requested to inform the County Council, their local radio station and update the school website.

If your child attends an Academy, please check the Academy's website for details of any closures.

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How we are notified of a school closure

It is the responsibility of the Headteacher and Chair of Governors for deciding to close a school. The school will then let the County Council - and their local radio station - know it will be closed. It will also update its own website, if possible.

Please note:

  • We request schools to notify us when they are closed. If your child’s school isn’t listed please check directly with the school.

  • As soon as we are informed of a school closure, we add the information to the schools closure list. Please note that during emergencies, this is not usually until the day the school closes.

  • This information may not say when a school will reopen unless the school has provided this information.
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